Critical Hit concert announced for Sweden Game Festival

Sweden Game Arena is proud to announce that Critical Hit, the live video games music band led by Jason Hayes, composer of the original World of Warcraft score and current Music Director at Riot Games, will be performing at Sweden Game Conference and Festival taking place in Skövde on October 18-20 and 21.


Critical Hit will open the Sweden Game Conference with an intro performance (click here to see schedule changes) and will have a grand concert at the end of Sweden Game Festival on Saturday October 21 starting at 20:00. Stay tuned for updates on this website and on Sweden Game Arena social channels!

I’m delighted that we have been invited to perform at Sweden Game Arena! Everyone in Critical Hit is looking forward to visiting Sweden and connecting with gamers and music lovers.” said Jason Hayes, Co-Founder, Composer, Keyboard/Percussion for Critical Hit, as well as Music Director at Riot Games.

We are tremendously grateful and excited to make our debut in Sweden. Thank you for inviting us to play for you. Please come enjoy our original arrangements on classic and modern video game music!” said Michael Gluck, co-founder and executive producer for Critical Hit, as well as founder of  VGM, the largest provider of market research to the video game industry.

It all started two years ago when we met with Jason and Michael at GDC in San Francisco and started talking about how cool it would be to have them playing here in Skövde at Sweden Game Conference – and here we are! Having Critical Hit playing here is a dream come true for Sweden Game Arena and the fact that it is their first gig in the Nordics ever makes us even prouder!”, said Magnus Ling, Director of Sweden Game Conference.


Buy your ticket to the concert here!


About Critical Hit

Critical Hit is a symphonic rock band performing electrifying live concerts of music from the most celebrated video games of all time. Featuring Jason Hayes, composer of the original World of Warcraft score and current Music Director at Riot Games (League of Legends), the band’s unique sound blends a variety of musical styles from rock to classical to electronic and beyond.

Critical Hit’s award-winning musicians record for top-grossing video games, movies, and TV shows and perform live at The Emmy’s, Cirque Du Soleil, American Idol, symphony orchestras worldwide, and more.

Embark on a rediscovery of timeless pieces from The Legend of Zelda, Halo, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Super Mario Bros, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Pokemon, Call of Duty, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Tetris, and more!